Questions tagged [virtualization]

The act of emulating an OS environment to allow the running of additional Operating System instances without dedicated hardware.

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Microsoft Edge Legacy Virtual Machine doesn't start in VMWare Fusion 12 Pro

I have just purchased VMware Fusion Pro 12.1.0 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. I want to run a MS Edge Legacy virtual machine, available from Microsoft here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-...
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VirtualBox does not work after upgrading to Big Sur

During the holidays, I decided to upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur (macOS 11.1 (20C69) to be precise). The one thing I did not account for is that VirtualBox stopped working. I followed the usual ...
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Intel Power Gadget causes kernel panics MacBook BigSur

Intel power gadget causes kernel panic in my virtualbox virtual machine. I have an MacBook PRO 16 2019 (i9-2.4Ghz), OS 11.1, VirtualBox 6.16, Intel Power Gadget 3.7.0. I use virtualbox with vagrant (...
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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Mac

So, I restarted my Mac in the morning and I receive this error while trying to start my normal VBox but it did not start instead it gave in an error. This is the error image
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Does high-availability VM for Mac OS X exist?

I seek rock-stable, production-worthy virtual machines capability with macOS. I'm relatively a noob when it comes to VMs. High availability clusters are all the rage, and I can see why. I took over as ...
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Accessing SD card disk in a VirtualBox machine

I am trying to add a hardisk to a virtual box running ubuntu so I could access an SD card mounted on the host machine i.e Mac. I followed these steps but there's an issue: creating a vmdk file ...
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Will a virtualised copy of Mountain Lion on recent hardware run the Adobe CS5 Suite with comparable performance to an Early 2009 iMac?

My father runs an old version of MacOS, I believe Mountain Lion, with a full set of Adobe apps, Suitcase Fusion, and so on from back when they were all 'buy-once' products. Reading around, almost none ...
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Testing a website using Safari on Linux

I run linux and use virtualbox to cross browser test my website. I have Windows10 and Windows7 within virtual box which allows me to test the site with IE and Edge browsers. I have never used Apple/...
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BigSur installed on virtual box does not allow me to install virtual guest addition

I'm trying to install guest additions on BigSur on a virtual machine. I'm following this guideline: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41691803/how-to-install-guest-addition-in-mac-os-as-guest-and-...
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How to modify Hardware UUID of a macOS Sierra Virtual machine in VMware fusion/parallel desktop

I've got to have different Hardware UUID for software testing purposes. When cloning a VM in Fusion pro 8.5, the clone gets a new MAC address but the hardware UUID in system report in macOS doesn't ...
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Is it better for performance issues to run Microsoft Teams on macOS or in a virtual machine with windows?

Microsoft Teams is known to cause performance issues on Mac OS. I have a MacBook Pro 13' 2020 with 16 GB Ram and I was wondering if it would be better for overall performance to run Teams on a Virtual ...
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HyperKit - Docker Desktop for Mac - Is it possible to launch traditional Debian VMs?

Docker for Mac currently uses HyperKit (reference: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/docker-toolbox/) Docker Desktop uses HyperKit instead of Virtual Box. Hyperkit is a lightweight macOS ...
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How can I install Mac OS X Lion in VirtualBox, or any other type of virtual machine?

I purchased bought a license of Lion and heard that it supports virtual machine install. I want to install Lion into my VirtualBoxVM on Lion on an iMac. How can I do this?
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Apple Remote Desktop multiple ports on one address / ip

I am using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) version 3.5.1 and I want to add computers to the list. I have several virtual machines running on an VMWare ESXi host. VMWare enables screen sharing via VNC but ...
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VMware fast for first user, sluggish for second

After launching VMware and opening the virtual machine prepared by another user, Windows 7 runs very slowly. File read/write is 10-30x slower than it should be and Windows has started to animate ...
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How do I enable Intel Virtualization in a MacBook Pro?

I tried booting into EFI by holding ⌥ Option⌘ CommandFO My end goal is to enable nested VT-x in VirtualBox.
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How to run an image of El Capitan macOS as a virtual machine on another Mac?

I am running Mojave macOS on a Mac mini. I would like to run a virtual machine of El Capitan on Mojave (or Catalina). I am looking into this because I need to refer to a database using FileMaker 11 ...
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How to install macOS Big Sur update on a Parallels VM?

I have a macOS 10.15.5 VM I created using Parallels on macOS. I don't want to upgrade my main OS to the Big Sur beta just yet, so I was hoping to run in in a VM to see how things are before trusting ...
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Karabiner autogen rule in JSON format

I'm trying to convert the following Karabiner config to the new JSON format. What would be the equivalent mapping? <root> <item><name>Ignore apps</name></item> <...
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Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?

When OS X is installed, does the installer: write only generic files (that will work on any machine supported by that OS), or customise the installation to a specific machine type in any way? (If ...
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Installing Catalina OS in VirtualBox?

I have a Macbook that runs Catalina OS, but I would like to have a VirtualBox version of it. I was able to successfully download Catalina from the App Store, and followed a tutorial to convert it ...
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How to obtain a secure copy of macOS?

I need to install macOS on a VM. I don't want to download a macOS from torrent or hackintosh websites. Is there a way I can verify a macOS image's signature so I know it came from apple?
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Creating High Sierra as VM under VMware Fusion

I need to create a VM for macOS High Sierra to run with VMware Fusion. I would prefer this VM be created from my existing MacBook running High Sierra (a real, physical device), but that's not ...
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QEMU MacOS host Linux quest audio

I installed qemu via brew. Successfully installed ubuntu 18.04 desktop as a qemu guest. Following is the start up command: qemu-system-x86_64 \ ...
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XAMPP VM and text editors

I recently installed XAMPP for OS X (XAMPP VM PHP 7.2.1) which now virtualizes the entire box for obvious benefits of higher security. Although I admire the new concept and see its benefits, I cannot ...
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Why would native Mac filesystem performance be MUCH worse than various virtualized disks on the same mac? [closed]

I was attempting to profile a php application when I noticed it was running MUCH slower on my mac vs docker vs virtualbox (all on the same hardware). I started narrowing down possible issues, but now ...
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What is the smallest and/or fastest way to run Windows programs on MacOS (Catalina)?

I'm using a 2017 i5 Macbook Pro with just 128GB of storage and need to run Revit, which is Windows only. I know there are many different methods for running Windows programs on Mac, but with very ...
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Is there a way to use Split Screen without “Displays have separate Spaces” in Mission Control?

Does anyone know if there's a way to use the split-screen feature when Mission Control has the setting "Displays have separate Spaces" unchecked? I use the split-screen feature a lot on my Mac OS, ...
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Access VirtualBox shared folders in Yosemite

tl;dr: How to access folder shared in host system from within Yosemite run in VirtualBox (guest)? I have added a shared folder in my VirtualBox (went to virtual machine's settings, then to Shared ...
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Disk space consumption issues after Mac OS upgrade

I recently upgraded to Mojove OS for my Macbook Air-2015 model(128G storage). After the upgrade I had 35GB of storage space marked as free in my Storage preferences. As I use my system over the ...
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Should I take additional precautions to use Parallels shared folder on Linux?

On macOS Catalina I installed Debian 10 i386 on Parallels, installed the vm tools also. Everything looks fine. I would like to play with Qt projects on both platforms. Since Qt is multi platform ...
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Install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox?

I’m trying to install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox, but can’t seem to make it work. For reference, here are the steps I took. Downloaded the Install macOS Sierra app from the App Store. Used the ...
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Install macOS Catalina guest VM on a host with macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I need to install a macOS guest VM on a macOS host machine. I want to do this to create an isolated/sandboxed secure environment to run untrusted apps. Is it possible to do this without Parallels or ...
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VMware Fusion set host-only (aka private to my Mac) IP address / network?

I am coming from VMware Workstation on Windows to VMware Fusion on Mac. In VMware Workstation it's possible to configure the host-only ip address / network in the network editor, in VMware Fusion it's ...
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Linux in Oracle VirtualBox VMs runs slow and black screens on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install a Linux Virtual Machine in Oracle VirtualBox on MacBook Pro 2019 on Catalina, but I am having issues. Ubuntu goes black screen during installation, usually happens when creating ...
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Cannot start any Virtual Machine anymore on High Sierra [duplicate]

I just switched from Sierra to High Sierra for some reason, and Virtualbox doesn't work anymore. All my machines (Debian, Windows etc), newly created or existing, show that message when started: The ...
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Does nvram boot-args=“debug=0x10” still speed up Parallels on newer versions with newer macOS releases?

As mentioned several years ago, sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" used to speed up virtual machines significantly in both Parallels and VMware. Has anyone tested to see if this as any empirically ...
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Trouble Installing Catalina on Virtualbox VM

Does anyone have any experience getting Catalina installed using Virtualbox? I was unsuccessful in booting into the 10.15.3 installer, but luckily I found a copy of 10.15 I can boot into and reformat ...
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Are there keyboard mappings to make Ubuntu more like MacOS?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl (i....
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Access Kali VM IP from the hosting machine (macOS)

I have a Kali machine running in VMware on my Mac. It has this IP : 172.16.155.128 as you can see. I would like to access my Kali Linux IP from my host (macOS) Do I need to add another network in ...
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Fake ethernet interfaces (feth / if_fake)? Anyone ever seen this? [closed]

I've been digging into Darwin source to try to find some way to create virtual Ethernet interfaces on Mac/Darwin without adding a kernel extension like tuntaposx. In doing so I've found something ...
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Moving Fusion VMs to ESXi

I am in the process of moving several VMs created in VMWare Fusion 5 into ESXi 5.1, which I just installed on a Mac Mini Server. I am able to connect just fine via the Windows application installed on ...
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Disable System Integrity Protection on OS X running on VMware

I have an instance of OS X El Capitan running on VMWare Workstation 10. I need to make changes to /System and therefor have to disable System Integrity Protection. How do I access recovery mode on ...
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Can you virtualize PowerPC versions of Mac OS X on Intel Macs?

Ignoring licensing/legal issues, is there any virtualisation software that will virtualise an older, PowerPC-only version of Mac OS X (e.g. Panther 10.3.9) on an Intel Mac? If I understand correctly (...
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Poor performance with Virtual Box on MacBook Pro 2017

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 via Virtual Box on my MacBook Pro 2017 w/ TouchBar (3.3Ghz i7, 16 GB 2133 MHZ) and I am getting a very laggy and unpleasant experience on the machine. I have gone through the ...
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How to resolve “No 3D support is available from the host” error in VMware Fusion 11

Immediately after I upgraded from VMware Fusion 10.x to 11.0.1, I got the following error when trying to start the VM of any "advanced" OS like Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, which worked perfectly fine ...
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How can I test with Internet Explorer while on my Mac?

I work on a Mac, but most of my users are on Windows. What's an easy way to test my websites in IE 7, 8, & 9? Wine seems kinda buggy and unfriendly.
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Launchctl starting Virtual Machine before USB is intitiated

I have a plist file located in /Library/LaunchDaemons that starts a Virtual Machine headless with Ubuntu on it. The problem is however that USB probably isn't initiated before the VM is started, and ...
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Ways to share folders from Mac host to Mojave guest on VirtualBox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have a Yosemite host and Mojave guest VM via Virtualbox. I want to share the host's folders with the guest. I'm aware there are at least three ways but I haven't been successful with any of them. I'...
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How do I create a virtual machine with a disk size different than the default?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine for Windows 7 x64. However VMWare Fusion automatically decides that the disk size can be 60GB and no smaller. How do I create a virtual machine with a smaller ...

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